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A writer, a reader, a teacher, a reading specialist, a get the kids ready for bed a little early so you have more time to share a good book together, and a cheese plate enthusiast. Kate changed the way so many viewed the ordinary. As a children’s book author and mom she was committed to creating present connections with children through her writing and reading. Read more...  

YOU'RE MY BOO is a love letter to my boys -- a silly goose love letter."
- Kate Dopirak 
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For one busy boy, life is all hurry up, hurry down, hurry round and round and round! That is until he takes a big breath...and a big break...and slows down to see all the wonderful things in the world around him. This playful yet powerful picture book reminds us to be present, to be mindful, and to appreciate each moment -- perfect for hurried families everywhere. Read more...


A Book About Slowing Down


A little red car beeps good night to all of his four-wheeled friends in this fresh take on the classic song. Read more...
StoryPlay Books offer fun ways to engage with little ones during story time and playtime with prompts and activities that everyone will love! Read more...
In a sweet rhyming ode to unconditional love,  Kate celebrates the silly ups and downs of life with a little one. Read more...


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CJD Foundation

Our goal is to help others facing CJD and Prion disease.  The funds raised in memory of Kate will be used to support the mission of the CJD Foundation, specifically their research grants.  Our ultimate goal is to raise money and further every effort towards providing information, research, treatments and a cure. 


Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh

(RIF) Pittsburgh, founded in 1981, is an independent affiliate of Reading is FUNdamental, Inc., the oldest and largest nonprofit children’s and family literacy organization in the United States.  Kate never thought twice about donating her time and books to this beautiful organization whose mission is centered on providing children with the resources, motivation, and opportunities to develop a life-long LOVE of reading. 


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